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Middle School Awards Ceremony
Julie Beckwith

On May 9, 2018, Altamont presented Middle School Core Value awards, departmental honors, and awards for the highest academic average and the second highest academic average for each grade level. Participants in the C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center LEAD program were also recognized during the ceremony. Below is a complete list of award recipients.

Each year the students with the highest academic average and second highest academic average in each grade receive book awards to honor their superlative scholarship and hard work. The following students have earned this distinction in their grades:

Highest Academic Average
5th grade: Lillian Rand
6th grade: Albert Tang
7th grade: Madeleine Beckwith
8th grade: Audrey Williams

Second Highest Academic Average
5th grade: Brian Moose and Raju Sudarshan
6th grade: Caileigh Moose
7th grade: Colin Hatcher
8th grade: Jeffrey Youngson

Departmental Awards
English

Jane Porter Nabers Poetry Festival Prize: Toby Conn
Mignon Comer Smith Book Award for most outstanding English student: JoJo Kelly

World Language
Francina Benejam Award for most outstanding Spanish student: Wesley Sudarshan
Whiteside Cup for most outstanding Latin student: Josiah Brock
Pignarre Cup for most outstanding French student: Liam Spokes

History
Robert Morring Award for most outstanding 7th grade geography student: Colin Hatcher
John Wallace Johnston Award for most outstanding history student: Annagrace Parmer

Math
Robert L. Johnson Award for most outstanding mathematics student: Audrey Williams

Science
Warren R. Splitt Award for most outstanding science student: Jeffrey Youngson

Performing Arts
Most outstanding choir member: Kate Leeth
Most outstanding 7th/8th grade musician: Sarah Miller
Most outstanding drama student: Cricket Davis

Fine Arts
Most outstanding photographer: Ava Muller
Most outstanding visual artist: Mia Dunlap

Core Value Awards
Altamont's mission is "to improve the fabric of society by graduating compassionate, well-educated individuals capable of independent thinking and innovative ideas." Altamont faculty and students have identified five core values and supporting statements for each that support our mission. The Middle School faculty selected students from sixth through eighth grade who embody these qualities inherent in each core value.

Balance
We motivate students to align their passions with their strengths. We encourage and support our students as they discover the arts, pursue athletics, and delve into academics in a manner that not only equips them with the skills to navigate life's varied circumstances, but also promotes personal growth, emotional health, and physical well-being.
6th grade:
Mason Coleman
7th grade: Ariel Dean
8th grade: Austin Lyall

Curiosity
We nurture intellectual curiosity by celebrating learning, discovery, and innovation. We encourage our students to ask questions, seek truth, and put ideas into action.
6th grade: Caitlin Cornelius
7th grade: Noah Warren
8th grade: Audrey Williams

Integrity
Because we embrace integrity as the heart of Altamont's mission, we challenge students to demonstrate honorable words and deeds, to make courageous choices, and to exhibit personal responsibility at all times.
6th grade:
Lucine Carsen
7th grade: Arden Campbell
8th grade:
Meghan Goyal

Leadership
We foster every student's unique capacity to lead and improve society through active discourse, student-driven initiatives, and service to others.
6th grade: Sophia Graham
7th grade: Zoe Browning
8th grade: Annagrace Parmer

Respect
We value and have compassion for every individual in our diverse school community. Through our curriculum and school activities, we emphasize the importance of respecting and understanding cultural, religious, intellectual, and social differences that constitute our global and local societies.
6th grade: Albert Tang
7th grade: Arthur Anders
8th grade: Adele Benson

C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center Middle School LEAD
Nine 8th grade students received books as recognition for their participation, leadership and service to our Middle School LEAD program:
Adele Benson
Harrison Coleman
Meghan Goyal
Sophia Grieco
JoJo Kelly
Ava Muller
Annagrace Parmer
Lawson Robinson
Liam Spokes

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